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IMA Webinar Broadcast: Safeguarding the Bioeconomy

March 10, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Biological threats have historically focused on addressing emerging infectious diseases or the possibility of engineering a virus that could start the zombie apocalypse. Today, as biology continues to converge with the cyber realm, new security challenges will arise. In the area of healthcare, there is a general failure to recognize biological data as a potential economic driver and therefore a national security concern. Supervisory Special Agent Edward You will highlight the need to radically redefine what we consider a biological threat.



Participants will learn that we must move past the traditional definition of biological threats and focus on the potential for biological data to become an economic driver, and therefore a national security concern.



Edward You, FBI SSA

Edward You is a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, currently detailed as a Liaison Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of National Security.


Who can attend:

Open only to vetted InfraGard members. Particularly aimed toward all InfraGard members with an interest in protecting critical infrastructure related to the intersection of biological threats and the cyber realm.